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Mint Eastwood – ‘Robert Told Me’


Mint Eastwood follows up the charming art pop of ‘Man from Atlantis’ with ‘Robert Told Me’ – an ode to Robert Smith and the advice – all too often ignored – given in a number of songs by The Cure. As you’d imagine, there’s a goth pop edge to the sound here with Mint’s vocals…

Manic Street Preachers – ‘Orwellian’


Manic Street Preachers have shared new single ‘Orwellian’ ahead of the release of their 14th (!) studio album ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ on 3 September. A fitting soundtrack to our turbulent times, the band says: ‘The track is about the battle to claim meaning, the erasing of context within debate, the overriding sense of factional…

Callum Easter – ‘What You Think?’


Callum Easter has shared the video for ‘What You Think?’ – the opening track on his new album ‘System’ (out on 3 September via Moshi Moshi). Tackling the state of ‘everything’ right now and trying to focus on the positives, Callum says about the new song: ‘What do I think about the world today? ?…

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Torres – ‘Don’t Go Puttin Wishes in My Head’


Torres has shared the video for new single ‘Don’t Go Puttin Wishes in My Head’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Thirstier’ on 30 July via Merge Records. The new single hints at an exuberant – yet still tinged with sadness – tone to the new album as Mackenzie Scott talks about funerals possibly…

Massage – ‘Half a Feeling’


Los Angeles-based indie rockers Massage have shared new single ‘Half a Feeling’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Still Life’ via Mt. St. Mtn on 25 June. With its tender tones, Ronettes-esque drums and bittersweet observations about love (‘You thought I was different but you were wrong, we’re like the lyric of a country…

English Teacher – ‘R&B’


Released as part of Nice Swan Records (Sports Team, Pip Blom, Hotel Lux) ‘Nice Swan Introduces…’ series, English Teacher’s ‘R&B’ is a powerful and loud piece of art rock with a delicate edge as Lily Fontaine delivers words about caring for someone so much that you end up writing them R&B – even if these…

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Holly Macve – ‘Not the Girl’ album review


Holly Macve follows up her stunning 2017 debut album ‘Golden Eagle’ with ‘Not the Girl’, a collection of songs that finds her dipping into darker territory while also aiming high: ‘My vision was big. I knew I wanted to do something more expansive than my first record’. With a more experimental approach – partly influenced…

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Fightmilk – ‘Contender’ album review


Fightmilk’s second album, ‘Contender’ (released via Reckless Yes) finds the South London four piece dipping into more of a power pop sound than ever before. During the writing and recording process, each member stepped up to add something new – whether that was playing their instruments in a different way, experimenting with drum machines or…

Rachel Sermanni – ‘Travelled’


Rachel Sermanni has shared ‘Travelled’ ahead of the release of new EP ‘Swallow Me’ on 2 June. The new EP was written while Rachel was pregnant, and this song finds her looking back on past experiences and sights with evocative nostalgia: ‘Held many a gaze, now cannot look away’. Rachel talks about preparing for a…